• 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Washing Machine

About this Property

Located in downtown Charleston near Upper King Street eateries, shopping and nightlife, Murphy on St. Philip, Unit B is a two story Charleston Single home-away-from-home that's just a brief walk, bicycle or cab ride to all the action in downtown Charleston. Unit B is a generous one bedroom home well-appointed with inviting furnishings, a desk & work area and decorative fireplace on the first floor. The home's layout -- with the living room, kitchen and desk area on the first floor and the bedroom, piazza and bathroom on the second floor -- give tons of space for you and your guest to either interact together or getaway into separate spaces on your own. This home, constructed in 1852, oozes with character & charisma and serves as a terrific home base from which you can launch your Charleston adventures.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS FOR MURPHY ON ST. PHILIP, UNIT B (sleeps 2):

Bedroom (upstairs):

- Queen size bed
- Access to second floor piazza
- Dresser with generous screen cable TV
- Nighttime stands with reading lamps
- Reading chair
- Ceiling fan
- Sound machine

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AMENITIES:

- High speed WIFI
- Open kitchen & living room layout
- Wood floors all over the home.
- Private piazza on the second floor.
- Totally-supplied kitchen with range, dishwasher, refrigerator, garbage disposal, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender & more!
- Full-size washing machine & dryer located on the second floor.
- COMPLIMENTARY off-street parking for 1 car.
- Don't wait in an office to check-in or get a key! Drive straight to your home and enter the front door with a lock code. Prior to your visit, we will send you our mobile app with directions and full instructions.

As with each of our iTrip Holidays Charleston Beaches units, this holiday home includes a "starter kit" of a few-days worth of supplies for visitors that includes shampoo, hair conditioner, make-up remover wipes, soap, toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, laundry detergent & more. The beds at Murphy on St. Philip will be entirely made and ready for your arrival with freshly laundered linens. A set of 3 towels for each person is also supplied in the rental rate.

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REVIEWS - WE HAD TO CREATE A NEW LISTING :( - WE HAD 78 5 STAR REVIEWS

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Guests enter this duplex from the back of the home via their own private porch. Upon entering the home, you will find wood floors everywhere, an open floor plan for the living room, kitchen & desk/work space areas, a decorative fireplace and appealing furnishings. The bedroom, bathroom, private piazza and full-sized washing machine & dryer are located upstairs. Free off-street parking on the driveway for one car is supplied in the rental rate.

Please note that the Unit A (which is located on the front half of the home) is also available for rent. If both Unit A and Unit B are available for your selected dates, then you may rent both Unit A and Unit B and sleep up to 6 people in the whole home. Unit A visitors and Unit B visitors share the three parking spaces in the backyard. Two of the parking spaces are for Unit A and one parking space is for Unit B.

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With close proximity to upper King Street and the Crosstown (Septima P. Clark Parkway), the location of this home enables visitors to walk to eateries, stores & other cultural delights and provides speedy road access to Mt. Agreeable, West Ashley, all local beaches, Charleston County parks, historic plantation homes along the Ashley River and other local attractions. There are a lot of new local eateries -- as well as all the offerings of Upper King Street -- within a couple of mins. walk from Murphy on St. Philip. With D'Allesandros Pizza (a local pizza institution), Brown's Court Bakery (striking breads & pastries) and the Ordinary (high end oyster & seafood restaurant) located just a couple of blocks away, Murphy on St. Philip visitors have many unique local food options to discover. Walk to Barsa for some Tapas or visit the Daily for some coffee or locally made Kombucha!

The home is located in a very affable neighborhood which is undergoing vibrant growth and change, as is much of Charleston. This is the most gorgeous neighborhood in Charleston if you are looking to be steps away from King Street and experience the area as a local in a transitional neighborhood among young professionals, students and longtime local families. All the neighbors are very charming and welcoming. The diversity and richness of history in the Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood makes this part of town enticing to locals and visitors alike. Murphy on St. Philip is ideal for folks who savor a diverse, vibrant and eclectic neighborhood where you can watch the reinvestment & revitalization in old historic units going on in real time. Parts of the neighborhood might still look a bit rough but it is safe. A historic home is located across the street which is undergoing modernization and also a vacant car wash next door that will one day be new construction as well.

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HOME RULES:

- No smoking.

- Animals are prohibited at all times.

- Murphy on St. Philip is tucked away in a residential neighborhood. Please be mindful of this residential character of the home during your stay. Please NO PARTIES, EVENTS, PERFORMING ARTISTS OR BANDS ARE ACCEPTED AT ANY TIME. Please be respectful of the neighbors at all times!

- Do not exceed the max. occupancy for the home at anytime.

These are all separate causes for eviction with no refund and may damage our ability to offer the home for future visitors exposing you to liability.

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CHARLESTON ACCOLADES:

* Voted "Most exemplary City in the South" in 2017 by readers of Southern Living magazine

* Voted #1 city in the United States by readers of Conde Nast Traveler

* Voted World's Finest City in 2016 by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine

* Voted Bes

How to get the best deal on your rental

  • Search for the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Most tourism bureaus will offer you promotional guide books with special offers for vacation rentals, dining and tours. These guides may provide an excellent start to your rental home search.
  • Want to steer clear of the crowds of people and get a better price? The off-peak shoulder seasons will offer incredible rates on daily rental properties.
  • Many property management companies and owners offer rate reductions for active and veteran men and women of the Military, or repeat vacation goers to the same property. Be sure to confirm with property owner to see if your visiting gang is eligible for a discount.
  • Some properties are particularly suited for particular groups of visitors. Event homes are best for weddings, wedding receptions and corporate meetings. Some properties cater to beach bums. Other homes are situated close to night life. You should prioritize your proximity to the adventures and points of interest you are most looking forward to.
  • Property management companies and individual rental home owners commonly offer customers an option to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually add somewhere between 1% - 5% of the base vacation rental rate, offers vacationers reimbursement of their trip expenses for any days missed a result of health emergencies or storms, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unforeseen hotel room stay or extra gas. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .

How to Book a Vacation Home

You may be pleasantly surprised to discover how many properties are available at your destination. With such a wide selection, vacationers are certain to select a vacation home which fits their expectations and spending budget.

Nearly all rental homes in Charleston area are privately owned and many are represented by established local rental management companies. For property owners not directly engaged in the management of their rental home, management companies are instrumental in helping vacationers with booking, checking-in, housekeeping, as well as repairs and maintenance problems that may occur.

Here are some ideas and tricks to help you navigate the rental search and booking process.

Finding and reserving the right rental home:

Do you think "Walk to Upper King St.! Historic, 2 story Charleston Single home w/ private piazza. Free parking!" is the perfect rental for your upcoming vacation? Read through this checklist to ensure it fits all of your preferences.

The Sooner, The Better

Charleston area vacation rentals are reserved months (and up to a year) in advance. Reserving your vacation property 6-12 months in advance is usually recommended, when possible. Holiday reunions can be a great time for groups to plan their Summer family vacations..

Find your Spot and Decide Dates

Begin by picking which particular area of Charleston area you'd like to browse, and the approximate dates you'll be vacationing.

Just How Many Bedrooms?

How many family members are joining your trip? Be mindful that most homes list maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living area. You'll need to determine what is most appropriate for the family. Generally rental listings will summarize each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.

Establish Your Budget

Will the preferred rental property suit your budget during that prime Summer week? If several individuals or families are sharing the cost, be certain that everybody understands their obligations and has agreed to a maximum they are willing to chip in. Most rental agreements require a single individual to be responsible for the full reservation.

Compose a list of "Wants" and "Requirements"

What amenities is the family looking for? Is a screened-in deck a requirement? Do you desire to be away from it all, or close to civilization? Are items like beach chairs, grills, beach umbrellas, buggies or coolers available and included with your rental charge? Create a list of priority features to help filter your search.

Special Circumstances

Sometimes the elder generation has trouble with stairs. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized devices are required, include that into your search. Almost all rental home postings include a list of amenities.

What About Furry Family Members?

Are you or other members of the party visiting with a domestic pet? Even though many rentals allow animal friends, guidelines and costs fluctuate per property. A number of constraints may possibly dismiss a prospective rental. Study your agreement very carefully! Extra fees or deposits may be applied to your agreement.

Where to Search

Several internet resources exist to match clients with property owners.. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Charleston area local rental properties" for local rental home management companies. Apart from having exceptional rental properties, local agencies provide you with top-notch service..

Negotiate

When you've identified your dream rental, make sure your travel dates are available.

While not true for all rental properties, many property owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If they are hesitant to budge on a peak-season week, try getting an additional night. Your easiest prospects for a reduced rate will be shifting to an off-season week.

Read the Agreement

Discover which of the following is included in your quoted rate:

  • Electric bills
  • Internet
  • Phone service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Space

Be sure that your quoted fee includes all taxes and fees.

Trip Insurance

Be sure you are familiar with the cancellation policy before reserving. Many rental property contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which typically costs between 1% - 5% of the standard rental home cost, can provide travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any days missed resulting from personal medical-related emergencies or storms, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated motel stay or additional gas.

Complete the Booking

As soon as you think you've found "the one", begin the booking process. You will probably need to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Keep Your Property Manager's Info

Put the rental manager's contact info into your phone and wallet for quick access to answers throughout your stay.

Congrats on reserving your vacation rental! You're on the right path to a phenomenal vacation!

During your Stay

  • Photograph at your arrival. To assure no damages are associated with your stay, create a record of any problem areas of the rental. Contact the rental manager right away to report your findings. If there is a dispute about liability later, having the recorded problems and communication attempts will be incredibly helpful.
  • Ask questions. If you have any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the house, condo access, pool operations, etc... we suggest you ask the rental home manager immediately. A phone call can save hours of difficulties.
  • Remember to respect your nearby neighbors. Often, neighboring residences are occupied by permanent locals. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your residence.
  • Ask a local. Local people can often point you in the right direction.
  • Ensure you protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental locked up while you are away, exactly like you would at home.

At the end of your stay

  • Make certain you've packed everything. Inspect drawers, bath cabinets and cabinets.
  • Please make sure to walk through the rental home one final time and look for damage. We advise walking through with the rental manager wherever possible (this may not be possible).. If the property owner is not available, be sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you enjoy yourself? Most rental home websites ask for testimonials after your stay is complete. Owners and property managers will thank you for positive critiques. If anything went wrong, we recommend being pleasant but honest regarding your experience. Top property owners and managers will work hard to rectify the situation.

Iterate

Hold a vacation recap meeting with your traveling companions. Does everyone want to return next year? Maybe everything ended up being ideal and you're all set to reserve the rental home for next year. If not, you've gained invaluable rental search experience to help with the next search.

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